Item Level: 88
Skill Requirement: Mining Level 550
Recommended Level: 90+
Kyparite (formerly Manticyte Ore early in the beta) is the mid tier ore coming in Mists of Pandaria. Despite its the mid-tier ore in Pandaria, it’s not the same as Elementium because it’s much more rare and used in only a few Blacksmithing and Engineering recipes. It will possibly be used for prospecting as well. This also means you won’t find it the starting zone but will probably find it while farming tillium ore in Dread Wastes and Townlong Steppes
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Where to Farm Kyparite
Kyparite is only found in Dread Wastes and Townlong Steppes. It spawns around the Kypari Trees found throughout both zones. You will also find a lot of it in the scar that gouges Dread Wastes.
Farming Kyparite in Dread Wastes
The best place to farm Kyparite is in Dread Wastes surrounding the Kypari Trees and throughout the scar. Since there is also some Kyparite on the island to the southwest I connected the Kyparite farming route with the Trillium farming route (dotted line):
Farming Kyparite in Townlong Steppes
The next best place to farm Kyparite (the only other place) is in Townlong Steppes around the Kypari Trees. It’s not found anywhere else, so you’ll want to fly from tree to tree, look around, and continue on.
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